Stevie Nicks fans, take note: for one night only, April 2, you can catch a new documentary on the Fleetwood Mac singer. In Your Dreams, follows the making of Stevie’s latest album of the same name. The man behind the album, musician and music producer, solo artist, and member of the Eurthymics, Dave Stewart, talked to Jack-FM Seattle‘s Lee Callahan about working with Stevie on both the film and the album.
“I’ve worked with many artists, Bono, Bryan Ferry, Mick Jagger, but there’s always been a constant association with strong female vocalists.” About the film: “It goes in and out of reality, manifesting what goes on in Stevie’s mind.”
“It’s a movie for Stevie fans, about the inside world that Stevie inhabits, and the inside of her big beautiful house.” We learn that her world features costume parties, elaborate dinner feasts, fantasy creations and revealing songwriting and recording sessions, all of which are captured on film. The film is whimsical and full of fantasy, Dave even participates as a top-hat wearing tap dancer. Actress Reese Witherspoon shows up in the film. “She invited Stevie to stay at her condo in Nashville, and Stevie replied ‘Well, that would be cheap,’ and Reese said, ‘Nothing’s cheaper than free.’” From there, Stevie and Dave wrote, sang, and recorded “Cheaper Than Free” together, and put the song on both their albums.
Stewart has had a rich career as a songwriter and producer for big name rockers, he also co-wrote “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” with Tom Petty, but says he did it with Stevie in mind. “I was actually writing it for her, and Tom said he wanted to finish writing it with me, for his album.” Dave Stewart has released two new albums of his own in the past three years – The Ringmaster General and The Blackbird Diaries.
Listen to the full interview here.